Herb Formulas Notebook

Bai Hu Jia Gui Zhi Tang

White Tiger plus Cinnamon Twig Decoction

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Source: Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji / Zhong-Jing

Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Wind-Heat-Dampness

Key Symptoms: High fever, sweating, irritability, thirst, pain and swelling of the joints

Tongue: White coating
Pulse: Wiry, rapid

Shi Gao 30-90g
Zhi Mu 9-15g
Gui Zhi 6-9g
Zhi Gan Cao 3-6g
Jing Mi 9-15g

In the UK Shi Gao must be substituted but no other substances really suffice in this instance, especially since the decoction already contains Zhi Mu which is the only thing that can occasionally take its place in other formulae.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Unblocks the Channels and Collaterals in the Exterior, Clears Qi level Heat, drains Yangming fire, generates fluids, alleviates thirst

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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.